Well 1st run since Chester for me yesterday.
My local half marathon in Maidstone.
Decided after my 20 mile meltdown that I would treat this as an enjoyable jog rather than race it.
Another beautiful Autumn morning (clear, no wind, sunny blue skies, just a hint of mist as we looked down the valley)
Got round in 1-46, which given my fit and fresh pb is 1-36 was ok.
My quads still complained massively from about 5 miles onwards but good to get out.
Another weeks rest and then build up distance and intensity methinks...
Yes I was there yesterday as well and what a great day to run. Makes it even better when it goes virtually past my house. I didn't have a marathon in me but got one coming up so I to decided on an easy run (1:47 - my PB 1:38). Having run last year and pushed myself it was great to be able to enjoy the run down Thurnham Lane this year - infact my last 3 miles were at 7:30 pace. Even better afterwards with a Sunday Roast and a couple of pints in The Bell.
Come to think of it if you were wearing your White Chester Marathon top when you were queuing up for Number and chip I was stood just behind you.
I did a half as well yesterday, decided to just run how I felt but went out fairly hard and was on for a PB until about 9 miles, pace & form started to drop then as I felt tired all of a sudden, finished in 1:33:14, so around 90 seconds slower than my best time, I think there is a PB there for me next year if I train well
i am doing Oldham half marathon on sunday very hilly
Jez - that is some PB at TW that course has some good hills at 7-8 miles never bettered 1:42 there. No not run Bedford and as got Luton marathon on 18 Nov I am going to have a break till Christmas after that as been training all year with Manchester Marathon then Luton. My aim is 1:35 for Half but will need to put some serious work in one year for that and try for it at Lydd/Paddock Wood. Totally agree with madness on Detling Hill etc. my wife does not run but does do long hikes so we have used the Detling Hill and beyond and round to Hucking and back round and some of the hills up there are steep.
Would be good to get out for a run some time - maybe after my Luton Marathon as have it all planned out for that. Will contact you via here later in year and we can get out for a run.
here one for HeOw or anyone who`s interested in me 10k raceon sunday.
well done luverlylegs though for your race anyway, good effort.
good luck compo on sunday and jason d
Your report on Chester make me feel slightly better - it took me a ridiculous amount of time for the second half and I felt very demoralised at the finish. I will feel embarrassed to wear the top outside the house. And I thought the Chester course hilly, well full of long drags!
Well a lesson learnt - much more time is needed on longer runs quite clearly for me. However for you as well as me a return visit to the distance is needed!
Andy, you've got to give old eyes a fighting chance in a blog that length. Paragraphs next time....please???
i've got Bham half marathon this sunday, really looking forward to it ( providing my bad back heals itself after pulling it yesterday ) Then another marathon a couple of weeks later, I cant wait!! I appear to have got this running lark bug quite bad now!!!!and I still dont think Chester was flat!!!!
andy- good read and good 10k time
Medals - best of luck for the weekend
6.4m for me tonight. Legs are feeling better after massage yesterday, but piriformis stretches coming up in a bit. Looking at the perceived effort on a slow recovery run, it's pretty clear that I'm not over Chester yet.... Not going to be doing the planned Gwent League cross country this weekend- like I say, I'm not ready to race and it's not worth the risk
On a positive, got my Welsh Champs silver medal through the post today for Chester marathon
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